Heart Cath Tomorrow

Posted by Erin Wilson On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 0 comments
Josiah's heart cath is scheduled for tomorrow morning. He is the first case, so he will be taken to the cath lab around 8am. The procedure will be around 4- 5 hours long. While this isn't surgery it is still a very invasive procedure as they are sending wires and tubing directly into his heart. The goal of this cath is to determine where Josiah is in regards to becoming a candidate for his next open heart surgery, the Glenn. Josiah has already passed the normal age range for this surgery but his lungs have proven to be a complication in him becoming a candidate for this surgery. So tomorrow they will take measurements and check on the pressures in both his heart and lungs. They will also be able to get a good glimpse of Josiah's heart function. The other main thing they will be doing is determining if there is in fact a coarctation (or narrowing) of his aorta. The Md's think that they are seeing one by echo and so if there is a coarctation they will have to balloon it open.

We are praying for protection for Josiah tomorrow in regards to the anesthesia he will be under for several hours. Also, that the doctors would be able to get access in his arteries easily. We are praying for great pictures and accurate measurements. We are praying that the pressures in his lungs would be right and make him a candidate for his next surgery. Also, that his recovery would be smooth.

Thank you as always for your continued prayer and support for Josiah and our family.

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